Elevator Accidents

Where will we be today without the use of an elevator; countless steps to climb, we may never see a building being constructed over 3 storey high. But thankfully, they are here and they are here to stay; each and every day countless number of people make use of them; to get to their homes, to get to their workplace, schools, elevators’ help you access other modes of transportation and help you get to that favorite store. Almost always, they are used daily on constructions sites and mining facilities.

Elevators especially assist those individuals, who have difficulty with mobility due to a possible physical impairment.

But what happens when something goes wrong, when the elevator stops working. Remember this is just a piece of machinery that requires routine care and maintenance to ensure its’ smooth operation.

When the maintenance process is neglected or delayed due to the property owners’ poor judgment, that’s when accidents occur and people can be seriously injured or killed.

Elevator accidents can and does occur, in spite of explicit mandated regulations regarding its’ installation, despite explicit regulations regarding maintenance and inspection. Accidents simply happen due to someone’s negligence.

Whether it is due to faulty equipment or owners’ neglect, elevator accidents and related injuries occur more often than we would like. Common mishap includes ‘getting stuck between floors’, ‘change of speed’, ‘doors failing to open or close properly’, ‘sudden stopping upon reaching a floor’, ‘trip and fall due to floor not being level with entryway’ and ‘door closing un-expectedly on rider’.

Severe injuries, even wrongful death resulting from elevators malfunctioning are all possible. Whether blame is attributed to the manufacturer, the safety inspectors or the building owners’ negligence, a Premises Liability lawsuit can and should be filed against those party/parties responsible when an elevator accident occur.

The New York Liability laws governing elevator accidents can be complicated and any individual who have been injured due to someone’s negligence should seek legal counseling regarding their rights.

The New York Premises Liability Attorneys’ at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., have been successfully litigating cases for victims of elevator accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:
  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering
With the help of a dedicated New York Premises Liability Attorney at the Law Office ofAleksandr Vakarev Esq., we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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